Fire Department Reports.

Issue 24 and Volume 1891 9.

Fire Department Reports. ELMIRA, N. Y.—Year ending January 31, 1891.—Joseph A. Campbell, chief engineer. The fires of the year numbered eighty, covering a loss of $208,632, upon which $176,604 insurance was paid. Of this loss $173,387 was caused by two fires. The department consists of 14 permanent officers and men, and 10 call men, with 14 horses, 4 steamers, one double tank chemical engine, one Hayes truck, two four-wheeled hose carriages, and one two-wheeled hose cart in reserve. Of hose there are 5600 of good and 1550 feet of medium quality. The commissioners recommend the purchase of two new steamers to replace two superannuated ones. The need of a new and properly built fire department building is again touched upon. It is noted that hardly had the apparatus and men been moved from the old building into the present temporary quarters than the roof and walls of the former collapsed.

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